My wife Anna and I were packing last night for a small road trip we're taking this weekend. She got busy loading up all the essentials, like clothes, food, first aid kit, etc.
With the economic crisis in full effect, I'm guessing this Valentine's Day is probably going to be a little less extravagant. While February 14th can fill your heart with love and romance, it can also cause grief and sorrow by emptying your wallet...
Click above to listen to my latest podcast on verbal ticks. I was inspired to look into this topic by Caroline Kennedy's not so eloquent interviews recently. For tips on how to have clearer speaking habits, I spoke with Jana
It's that time of year again. Yes, American Idol is back for its 8th season, once again proving that thousands of people are willing to submit themselves to Simon Cowell's criticism in pursuit of al
Listening to Morning Edition today I was intrigued by Ina Jaffe's reporting from Kentucky where she had met up with a group traveling to the inauguration. What struck me was
This coming Sunday my Philadelphia Eagles will do what seemed impossible a mere month ago: play for the chance to go to the Superbowl. I have to admit, I was one of the ones who lost faith. The low point in the season was when the Eagles tied the ...
Here's a link to the latest podcast where I talk more with NPR's David Kestenbaum about the advice Mark Rippetoe has for getting fit. From the responses to my blog post, I can tell there are many devotees to Mr. Rippetoe out there. N
New Year's Eve always seems to be a let down for me. Whether it was having to go to bed too early as a kid, or my parents making me stay home while all my high school friends went to Times Square, I always felt like somewhere other than where I wa...
Above is the podcast I did this week with my fantasy football organizer Mike Pesca. In case you're wondering, my fantasy team came in dead last in his league (I know, it's sad). In some other competitions, the worst player actually g
Tonight my wife and I lit candles for the third night of Hanukkah, something we have always enjoyed doing, even more so now that we are sharing the experience with our new daughter. We've eaten our fill of gourmet latkes (thanks to a